“The biggest challenges facing humanity – the fight against climate change and ensuring sustainable development – can be addressed technically through the ‘All Electric Society’”, said Răzvan Encică, General Manager of Phoenix Contact Romania, at EnergynomicsTalks. “The key to achieving such a world is comprehensive electrification, networking and automation of all sectors of the economy and infrastructure,” he added and explained throughout the conversation.
“Phoenix Contact allows industry and society to move forward with this transformation as we move into a sustainable world. The ‘All Electric Society’ vision is based on a neutral future in terms of CO2 emissions, and the implementation of this vision is based on the intelligent coupling of all sectors participating in the energy cycle. Electrification, digitization and automation are the keys to this connection”, in the vision of Phoenix Contact.
The main problem is the increasingly acute lack of specialized and non-specialized staff, which reduces the number and working capacity of general contractors – Răzvan Encică, general manager of Phoenix Contact Romania
With a market presence of 80 years, the German group Phoenix Contact is a leader in the production of components for electrical connections and industrial automation technology, with almost 13 thousand employees, 50 subsidiaries, 30 partners and a turnover of over 2.5 billion euros globally. In Romania, Phoenix Contact has been operating since 2005 and last year achieved a turnover of 10 million euros.
The general manager of Phoenix Contact Romania referred to four main areas of activity of the company – energy, industry, infrastructure and electric mobility. “In Romania, water and wastewater infrastructure is an area of interest for us. It was the first wave of investments, between 2007 and 2015, and from 2020 tenders from water companies began to appear for the second wave of investments with European funds. There are investments in drinking water networks, drilling, catchments, treatment and pumping stations, sewerage networks, etc. This time, there are investments mainly in smaller localities”, explained Răzvan Encică. “We are involved in all types of projects in this area, offering solutions for automation, monitoring, control and SCADA,” he said.
CEO of Phoenix Contact Romania from July 1, 2021, Răzvan Encică emphasized the main problem in almost all sectors of the economy – “the increasingly acute lack of specialized, but also non-specialized, staff, which reduces the number and working capacity of general contractors”. As a manager, Răzvan Encică believes “the companies that will understand that they have to reinvent themselves, to find solutions to be more efficient so that they finish the projects faster, will be the ones to win the most in the short, medium and long term”.
EnergynomicsTalks is an editorial product launched by the Energynomics communication platform to encourage the continuation of the professional dialogue in the Romanian energy community in 2020, since the beginning of the restrictions periods imposed by Covid-19 pandemics.